Deglingos - Molos the Lobster by GEARED FOR IMAGINATION
Deglingos (deh-GLING-goes): common noun. Animalos molto funnios and muy crazios. A unique species of contagiously quirky animals, the Deglingos speak their own language which consists of finishing many words with “os.” Designed in France, they can be found living at the best shops in town. Styles range from 8.5” to 11” tall. They’re machine washable and European (CE) safety tested. Most items are suitable from birth. “The Deglingos are uniquely created from 48 different fabrics, which gives them a stunning visual and tactile appeal. Specialty retailers will see repeat purchases on these items because of their collectability, and they will be sold in no mass market retailers,” the company assured TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2007. 10/4/2007 (MSRP: $40.00; Age: 0 and Up)
Hotel Pawparazzi® by NOODLE HEAD INC.
Welcome to the 5-star Hotel Pawparazzi! Pawparazzi® pets can relax, sniff, dine and sleep in this luxurious hotel designed especially to fit their needs! Pet-carrier compartments store their handbags while they dance under the stars, doggy paddle along the coastline or take a nap by the pool. This vacation destination has everything your pet needs to get away from it all! Includes: Hotel playset, 2 sunbrellas, 2 beach towels. 10/4/2007 (MSRP: $36.00; Age: 8 and Up)
Sticky Pixies - Lileia Bleu with Dress by STICKY PIXIES
Sticky Pixies are laser cut-out stickers that can be applied to the wall or placed in a scrapbook for decoration. Each 7”-tall fairy comes with a handmade, Velcro-attached dress that can be easily removed and applied to a different fairy. The fairies are made with a vinyl adhesive sticker paper so they will not damage the wall. There are currently 14 Sticky Pixies, plus several couture dress sold separately. Sticky Pixies “are like paper dolls for the walls,” Tyanne Hitchcock of Morgan Evan-Thorne told TDmonthly. “This wall art sticker fairy is three-dimensional, and you can change the look of the fairies, so the product is interactive for the child.” Launch date: January 2007. 10/4/2007 (MSRP: $15.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Adorable Girl Doll – The Social Girl by ADORABLE ORIGINALS INC.
This 18” Adorable Girl doll is one of six styles in the collection. She comes with an identity tag on her wrist that describes her physical features as well as something special about her inner character. She also wears a pearl necklace, signifying that “inside every girl is a pearl.” “This doll helps teach girls that there is great value to inner beauty and self-esteem,” CEO Melanie Corpstein of Adorable Originals told TDmonthly. Launch date: Spring 2007. 10/4/2007 (MSRP: $39.95; Age: 3 to 9)
Caterpillar Dice Game by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
This lacing toy and dice game includes six caterpillar pieces, one head, one cord and one wooden threader. It is designed to teach colors and comes in a compact, round container for convenient storage and travel.
— Products by HABA account for the third best-selling line at Silly Goose in Essex, Mass., store owner Diane Robinson told TDmonthly.
— "Pretty much anything from Germany," sells well right now, said Amy Barrett, owner pf Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Last Chance Gulch in Helena, Mont. HABA is a customer favorite. "Because of all the Mattel recalls, people are really concerned about children's toys in particular." 10/2/2007 (Age: 2 and Up)
Teething Bling by SMART MOM LLC
Teething Bling pendants and bangles were inspired by babies who like to tug on jewelry. Made from a federally approved, phthalate/lead/latex-free, non-toxic silicone, Teething Bling jewelry looks beautiful on the adult wearer but is safe for curious babies to handle and chew. There is nothing else like it! Also available are a bangle ($12) and pendant/bangle set ($28). 10/2/2007 (MSRP: $18.00; Age: 0 to 1)
Mop Top Collection by ZOONI
Launched in 2007, Zooni is a San Francisco-based socially responsible sister-team specializing in hip, luxurious, one-of-a-kind hand-knit hats. Ranging in size from newborn to 5+ years of age, Zooni's colorful hats are fully lined to protect little ones from the cold. Part of Zooni's proceeds are donated to local and international children's charities and Zooni's suppliers are audited for fair trade/fair labor standards. 10/2/2007 (MSRP: $30.00; Age: 0 to 5)
Zipper Zacks Urban Wrist Wallet by FASHION ANGELS
The cuff-style wrist wallets have three working zippers to help wearers keep valuables close at hand during sports activities, travel, school and more. Carry anything from money to house keys. Seven different styles are available. Launch date: February 2007. 10/2/2007 (MSRP: $9.00; Age: 8 and Up)
Flower Power Clean Diner by BABE EASE LLC
This chair cover protects kids from grimy, wooden restaurant high chairs. The one-piece is easy to transport and machine washable. 10/2/2007 (MSRP: $22.95)
Book, Mitt & Appliqué Set by BOOGALOO TOYS
This holiday-time offer combines the floating Boogaloo Bath™ Book and wash Mitt with a colorful matching set of soft Boogaloo Appliqué tiles. The wash Mitt character doubles as a glove puppet, the removable appliqués stick to smooth wet surface. This combination encourages interaction though activities and creative story telling at bath time. Now bath time is an adventure in bonding with your child. 9/28/2007 (MSRP: $18.95; Age: 1 to 5)
Dress Up Pirate by MANHATTAN TOY
Suitable for ages 18 months and up, this 15” soft doll helps kids learn to dress with the following colorful components: a button, a snap, a hook-and-loop closure, a zipper and a shoe tie. He’s accompanied by a parrot. 9/28/2007 (MSRP: $25.00; Age: 1 to 3)
Good Luck Minis Emperor Penguins by SAFARI LTD.®
Safari Ltd presents a new series of captivating mini creatures called the Good Luck Minis. Featured is the Emperor Penguins. Other minis include Blue Morpho Butterflies, Red-Eye Tree Frogs, Red Dragons, Ponies, Killer Whales, Dolphins, Ladybugs, Elephants, Pigs and T-rex. Each is hand-painted and non-toxic. Size is approximately 1” and comes conveniently packaged in an attractive acetate bin. Great impulse item near the register. View our entire collection at www.safariltd.com 9/27/2007 (MSRP: $0.16; Age: 5 and Up)
BlankCapey by PITTER PATTER COLLECTIONS INC.
The hooded blanket features super soft cotton minky on one side and bamboo or cotton fabric on the other. The organic, solid-color blanket can be used as a swaddler for infants, a snuggly blanket for toddlers and as an imagination-inspiring cape for children as old as six. 10/11/2007 (MSRP: $158.00; Age: 0 to 6)